Dinner time, Fish

Seafood paella style barley

This dish is great for if you want something Spanish style, without the rice. It gives you the same Spanish flavours and is great for pescatarians. I love barley as an alternative to rice – it makes a really good risotto and is really good with chicken dishes. Give it a go, it’s delicious!


100g pearl barley

1/2 onion chopped

1/2 red pepper chopped

1 tbs (tablespoon) tomato purée

2 tsp (teaspoons) paprika

2 sprigs thyme

1/2 glass white wine

2 tomatoes chopped

2 cloves garlic crushed

300ml vegetable stock

100g salmon

50g cooked and peeled prawns


Start by heating your barley in a pan over a medium/low heat in a little oil.


After a minute or so, add your onion and pepper and soften for 2 mins


Add the tomato purée and cook out for another 2 mins


Add the wine and let simmer for 2-4 mins


Add the Paprika, thyme, garlic and tomatoes and let soften for a further 2 mins


Pour in your vegetable stock and let simmer for 20 mins – the barley should be nearly cooked.


Add the lemon juice and the salmon, simmer for 3 mins


Add the prawns and cook for 2 mins, check for seasoning.


Delicious for a filling and healthy meal, made in one pot so less washing up!

Serves 2

Cals – 251, Fat – 2.3, Carbs – 35.1, Protein – 18.6,

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